Parables

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘WOW WHAT A RIDE!’” ~ Hunter S Thompson If you are familiar with my […]

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A Dream Parable on Handling Conflict By: White Dove "In troubled families, abuse, neglect are permitted; it's the talking about them that is forbidden." – Marcia Sirota An area I've not been good at (conflict resolution) appeared in a dream, in a series of parables about how God wants us to handle conflict, separation, and even […]

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The Winds of Change are Rolling: Calling All Wave Walkers By: Susan Schiller  In the series, "Love from Papa" Picture the disciples battling the impossible waves while Jesus calmly walks across the waves, nearly bypassing their boat,  totally unconcerned about the storms! Why did He nearly pass them by? Perhaps because He had just demonstrated the […]

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Listening in the Night Watches By: Susan Deborah Schiller The story you don't want to write may be sounding an alarm in the night watches. You can't sleep, stumble out of bed, and wonder if you should get something to eat or watch TV. But if you listen in the night watch, the untold story […]

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By: Susan Deborah Schiller "I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name. — Isaiah 45:3 God's ways are not our ways. He is not the one who brings torture […]

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Beauty in Brokenness By: Susan Deborah Schiller Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     … an object of dread to my closest friends—     those who see me on the street flee from me. I am forgotten as though I were dead;     I have become like broken pottery… An excerpt from Psalm […]

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This Astonishing Light By: Susan Deborah Schiller There is a genocide happening today. It's a mass murder of dreams, visions, and the destinies of people who, like I once did, feel "dead" inside. It's like they are moving through life doing all the right things, but missing out on what they are created to be and […]

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Blessed are those who mourn… who are hungry… who are weak… By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Dream Parables" Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. – Matthew 5 A dream parable… My friends and I had been walking along a wide path through the countryside for […]

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Just before I lost everything, I kept having dreams of waterfalls… like every night. There was no way to avoid going over the falls. I tried. Every night I would figure out a way to divert myself from the path of certain disaster. I chose quieter streams – they dead-ended and I had to turn around […]

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In the Midst of Chaos is Opportunity By: Susan Deborah Schiller Chaos poured out of the sky, down to earth, in the form of hideous monsters that took foot, running, as soon as they reached earth. Each had an assignment of terror and destruction; their targets already marked. I looked for the source of this […]

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  Jesus once asked Simon Peter, "Who Do You Say I Am?" Peter replied, "You are the Christ." Peter became a brand new person as he spent time with Jesus. "You become who you behold," God once whispered into my heart. My gaze so often was focused on negative circumstances, opposition, and oppression in my […]

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Provision Follows Passion By: Susan Deborah Schiller The following is a dream recorded in my journal – and today I am reminded of this dream because many other wounded warriors are also climbing this hill, headed toward a base camp. Many people are having the exact same vision! This place is real and the time […]

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Harness the Energy By: Susan Deborah Schiller In our part of the country powerful windmills dot the pastures, fueling the water troughs for thousands of cows. These simple inventions harness the energy of the wind. I want to share with you how writing has harnessed the energy, created a shift in my circumstances, and catapulted me into a […]

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Don't Miss the Chance to Dance in the Fire By: Susan Deborah Schiller What if dancing and singing in the midst of your hardship turned the key to unlocking the provision God has stored up for you? Over the years, I have discovered the power of singing and dancing to be true. What if our response to […]

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Heaven is Only a Whisper Away By: Susan Deborah Schiller If living with a sociopath has made worn you down, depressed, and sickened your body, mind, and spirit it's time to turn the tables. Today I'm going to introduce strategies that will make your enemy sick and tired – even depressed – until he runs.  I want to […]

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The Awaking Bride – A Princess Warrior By: Susan Deborah Schiller In the "Dream Parables" Series I love having friends who see my broken mess and instead of being horrified, they see my cracks and gaps as places to lovingly fill with love. They make me better, for having been broken. My dad used to tell me, "Sue, if […]

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The Accidental Tourist: A Parable By: Susan Deborah Schiller "You've been living as a tourist in the Kingdom of God," said the voice I've learned to trust as my Father God's. It was a dream, but full of truth, what I call a "dream parable". Like an ordinary child, I argued back, "Oh no, that's not […]

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She Flew By: Susan Deborah Schiller Why have I attracted sociopaths everywhere I go? What causes them to be drawn to me? So many times I've heard it's because I'm "too nice," "too trusting," and "suffering from low self-esteem".  Over a period of 14 years I have studied sociopaths, up close and personal. I have […]

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Knowing Your Enemy Matters By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was scared, depressed, and ready to give up. Middle of the night interrogations, gaslighting, and more made my home like a prisoner of war camp. No one saw what was happening, for it was all behind the doors of a "successful ministry" led by a popular […]

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Life with No Fear By: Susan Deborah Schiller and Danielle Bednarcik Do you see a world full of guns and wars, food and fuel shortages, unemployment and foreclosures? A country teetering on the edge of destruction? I used to. Now I see a world where children and youth have the solutions to problems our generation […]

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